Indian Geography Set - 1 Multiple Choice Questions

Indian Geography Set - 1 MCQs

Question 1.

Kalgoorlie and Coolgardie - places famous for gold mines are located in:

A.

 Australia

B.

 USA

C.

 England

D.

 South Africa

Explanation :

Kalgoorlie-Boulder, known colloquially as just Kalgoorlie, is a city in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, located 595 km (370 mi) east-northeast of Perth at the end of the Great Eastern Highway.

Question 2.

Tadoba national park known for sheltering tiger, panther and bear is located in:

A.

 Assam

B.

 Chandrapur (Maharashtra)

C.

 Karnataka

D.

 Tamil Nadu

Explanation :

In the Chandrapur district of Maharashtra lies the Tadoba Andhari National park which shelters around 43 tigers till date. The tiger reserve is one of the fifty tiger reserves in India which also happens to be the largest and oldest national park in the state. The name of the national park was kept after the name of the God “Tadoba” who is worshipped by the local tribes, and Andhari is the name of the river which meanders between the forest.

Question 3.

In geography who propounded the theory of convectional current hypothesis?

A.

 Arthur Holmes

B.

 Carl Ritter

C.

 Arnaldo Faustini

D.

 Immanuel Kant

Explanation :

Arthur Holmes postulated convection current theory in the year 1928–29. It is widely accepted driving mechanism for continental drift(moving apart) which lead to the foundation of modern plate tectonics. His main objective was to find the scientific explanation of origin of the continent and oceans. But it is also widely accepted concept of mountain building.

Question 4.

Apatanis are the tribes found in:

A.

 Himanchal Pradesh

B.

 Nagaland

C.

 Sikkim

D.

 Arunachal Pradesh

Explanation :

The Apatani, or Tanw, also known by Apa and Apa Tani, are a tribal group of people living in the Ziro valley in the Lower Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh in India.

Question 5.

Genoa is leading seaport of:

A.

 Spain

B.

 Brazil

C.

 Italy

D.

 Canada

Explanation :

The Port of Genoa is the major Italian seaport and it's in competition with the ports of Marseille and Barcelona to be the biggest of the Mediterranean Sea. With a trade volume of 51.6 million tonnes, it is the busiest port of Italy by cargo tonnage.